Join Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER® Volunteers for the Annual MD DNR Fisheries Service Shocking Survey on the Gunpowder

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This just in from Fisheries…Thanks to Mark Staley for the invite!

We plan to conduct our annual electrofishing survey of the Gunpowder on the following dates:

Sept. 24—Dam/Falls station
Meet at 9:30 am at the upper lot on Falls Rd.
Backpack electrofishers- 3

Sept. 25-Masemore station
Meet at 9:30 am at the Masemore Rd. lot
Barge shocker

Sept. 26-Bluemount station
Meet at 9:30 am at the Bluemount Rd. lots and carpool down the NCR trail to the station.
Barge shocker

Chest waders will be necessary for those who want to participate in the electrofishing. Anyone is welcome to attend and observe, however not everyone will be able to participate in the actual electrofishing.

Bring your favorite net and electrofishing gloves if you have them.

Please disinfect your waders before attending if you have been in other waters recently. We will provide disinfectant for those who need it at the beginning and end of each day to help prevent the spread of didymo, etc.

Contact us at the office: 410-442-2080 or 301-854-6060, cell ph. 240-344-7352 if you have questions about the survey or the schedule. We will try to keep the schedule as posted. High flows and heavy rains will require us to reschedule.

Please respond if you plan on attending so we can plan accordingly.

Thank you,

Mark W. Staley
Central Region Manager
MD DNR Inland Fisheries

The shocking survey is open to all. For more information on Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER® volunteer opportunities such as didymo/wader wash station upkeep, stream waders program, watershed monitoring, restoration work, cleanups and grassroots advocacy work to protect the Gunpowder Watershed, please visit